Hazelnut Shortage Strikes Fear Into Nutella Lovers Hearts!

WHATS IN THE NEWS

For those of you who love their Hazelnut chocolate spreads, you'll shudder at the recent news that spreads such as Nutella may be reducing the amounts they produce due to the shortage in Hazelnuts. This shortage is a result of poor weather conditions in Turkey which has ruined farmers crops, in turn prompting a 60% price increase. So why can't we just get more Haselnuts from elsewhere...well, 70% of the entire worlds Hazelnut crop is grown near Turkey's Black Sea coast, and this particular crop was bombarded by heavy hail and frost back in late March. Ferrero, the company behind Nutella and Ferrero Roche are definitely feeling the effects of this shortage, with the company buying 25% of the world's Hazelnut stocks! So if you are a lover of the chocolatey spread then you can either brace yourself for higher costs, or get out there and stock up now!

Source

Tech Times, (2014). Hazelnut shortage means stock up on Nutella now. Retrieved 21st August, 2014, from http://www.techtimes.com/articles/13261/20140817/hazelnut-shortage-means-stock-up-nutella-now.htm

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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